Valverde appears before CAS

Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde again appeared yesterday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with regards to the ongoing Operación Puerto doping affair. The Spaniard is facing a two year suspension that was demanded by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

Valverde's lawyers are planning on presenting the same arguments to that used at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany where the organisers tried to ban the Spaniard from competing, along with a host of other riders including eventual winner Paolo Bettini. At the time it was concluded that Valverde had not been sanctioned previously and was allowed to start with the blessing from the Spanish High Court.

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